who we serve​

Cooperative Parenting, San Diego welcomes all parents in creating a healthier existence for themselves and their children. We are here for parents who have recently separated or those who have lived apart for many years, those who were once married or never married and those who frequently appeal to the Family Court because they are unable to solve their co-parenting challenges. We serve parents in all stages of conflict, from low to high and can enter the program either by mandate or voluntarily. Parents attend separate classes.

Step-parents, grandparents and new partners are invited and highly encouraged to attend the Cooperative Parenting class. A guest who wants to receive a graduation certificate must register formally and pay 50% of the tuition paid by their partner or relative. If a certificate is not desired, the guest attends for no charge.

 

program details

Cooperative Parenting, San Diego is a psycho-educational coparenting program considered by many to be the most effective of its kind in San Diego. It is recommended by many judges, Family Court Counselors, attorneys and therapists and the CP Certificate of Completion is widely accepted, particularly by San Diego Superior Court Judges. ​ * Parents do not attend the classes together. *

Our mission is to lessen the hostility and increase the teamwork between parents. We acknowledge that each individual is struggling through one of the most painful experiences of their lives. It is our commitment to honor each circumstance, educate in a non-judgmental way and provide information that will help bridge the gap between two homes. Children know at a very basic level that they cannot be happy unless their parents are happy. We want to see joyful children in the world, but this starts with those who care for them. ​

Our coparenting program consists of three weekly sessions (2.5 hours each week) for a total of 7.5 hours. A Certificate of Completion is handed to each parent once he or she has completed all three workshops and is paid in full. It is possible to make up missed classes if necessary. A parent can begin the program on the second week, but not the last (third), as too much introductory material is missed.

​CP offers a classroom experience with expert group leaders teaching core approaches and skills necessary to reduce the hostility between parents. Group dynamics also allow for a great deal of parent support and sharing of ideas which provides the best possible educational experience. 95% of our graduates report that they would recommend the class to others like themselves and they often tell us they wish the class was longer because of how much they have benefited.

 

curriculum

The CP curriculum offers a variety of strategies, suggestions and researched information. ​The following is a list of educational material presented and explored at each CP workshop:

  • Core values and beliefs about co-parenting between two homes
  • Accepting greater personal responsibility
  • Letting go of destructive patterns
  • Managing strong negative emotions
  • Utilizing rational accurate thinking
  • Identifying & practicing healthy co-parenting communication
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Changing demanding language into requesting and kind language
  • Keeping children out of the middle of the conflict
  • Learning how the hostility between parents effect children
  • Identifying and learning from mistakes
  • Making a commitment to invest in your children

 

fee & payments

​We use a sliding scale based on household income to assess tuition. Payment can be made online with a credit card (Visa & MasterCard only) OR by cash, check or credit card at the workshop. Payment can be made in three installments (one at each session) if paying by cash or check only. Credit card charges are processed for the full amount at your first session.

 

tuition scale

ANNUAL
GROSS INCOME
COURSE
TUITION
WEEKLY
PAYMENT
$80,000 or more $450 $150
$60,000 – $79,999 $375 $125
$40,000 – $59,000 $255 $85
Less than $40,000 $180 $60

 

Refunds – If for some reason you are not able to complete all three workshops but have paid in full, we will refund 50% of the total paid for the classes not completed.